Implementing the Pillar: paradigm shift in the shadow of austerity


9h - 12h30

Launch of the ETUI-OSE "Social policy in the EU: state of play 2023"

With the green and digital transitions having moved up fast the von der Leyen Commission agenda, there is a dawning realisation that their success is greatly dependent on worker support. Barrosian neoliberalism is being undone, replaced by a new paradigm that has been legitimised, albeit selectively, through the European Pillar of Social Rights. This ‘social turn’ is reflected in the efforts being made to cement workers’ rights and increase corporate accountability in search of a planet-people-profit balance backed by a green industrial policy.

The developments reviewed in this 24th edition of Social policy in the EU: state of play (Bilan social de l’UE) reflect this paradigm shift.

The European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) have the pleasure of inviting you to an exchange between researchers and European stakeholders and policymakers on the recent developments, challenges and opportunities for Social Europe.


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